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NZ: Obesity in New Zealand children: NZMJ editorial

Obesity in New Zealand children: a weighty issue

Dr Rachael Taylor responds to some of the issues raised by Professor Bevan Grant in an article in the New Zealand Medical Journal. She discusses the usefulness of BMI and the effectiveness of a school based intervention programme (the APPLE project) in reducing the rate of excessive weight gain in primary school children. Taylor also stresses the need to properly evaluate these intervention programmes.

Read Dr Taylor’s editorial New Zealand Medical Journal, 24 Aug 2007 [Link]

Permission to re-publish this article courtesy of the New Zealand Medical Association. Multiple copies must not be made without the permission of the NZMA (email

The challenge of paediatric obesity: more rhetoric than action

Read the abstract: NZMJ, 24 Aug 2007

Published on August 24, 2007 in New Zealand news